When Miss San Pedro, Michelle Nuñez, is not busy with her regular ‘Queenly” duties as beauty ambassador of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, (attending community events, hosting pageants, inaugurating businesses, travelling abroad, assisting at fundraising events) she is even busier working on side projects associated with S.H.I.N.E. (Shaping Healthy Identities through Nurturing and Empowerment).
The S.H.I.N.E program was developed by Michelle Nuñez and sponsored by On Eagles Wings Ministries. Michelle serves at the Director of S.H.I.N.E. which keeps her on her toes as she works with young women between the ages of 13 and 16. The program’s goal is to empower and motivate girls to reach their full potential. Currently, Michelle is working with a group on the first semester of the program involving them in fun activities to boost self esteem and encourage healthy decision-making.
Michelle just recently traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, to represent On Eagles Wings Ministries Belize (OEWM). The purpose of her visit was to familiarize herself with OEWM and learn valuable information that she can apply to her program here San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Michelle Nunez empowers SHINE participants with "I Am Me" photo shoot
Miss San Pedro 2014 Michelle Nunez becomes mentor to SHINE participants
Rounding off the activities for S.H.I.N.E’s first semester group will be a fundraising banquet dinner to be held at Ramon’s Village on Saturday, May 15, 2015, titled A Magical Mayan Night and a Runway to Empowerment Fashion Show in collaboration with Foreva Fancy Boutique.
The Fundraising Banquet on the Beach Under the Stars at Ramon’s Village Includes:
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
*Enjoy the magic of Pablo Collado and his Mayan flute
*Feast on a delectable Mayan pibil dinner
*Join in our fun “Chinese auction” (each raise of the bid is only $1) to win a fabulous weekend at “Chocolate Festival ” in Punta Gorda Town, May 22 – 24th (includes round trip air fare, all festival activities, accommodations at the exquisite Belcampo resort and lunch with a local Mayan family in their home!)
*Tickets are just $60Bze each or a table for 6 just $300! Call for reservations: 630-2560 or email: [email protected] Please Note: tickets must be purchased and picked up at Warpaint prior to the event. Get in the spirit and wear Mayan white!
*The Foreva Fancy Empowerment Fashion Show will close the first semester of the S.H.I.N.E. program and is the biggest activity to boost self esteem for the group of young ladies who are excited share the runway with seasoned models of Foreva Fancy.
“The last lesson is this weekend, which is future goals and ambitions,” commented Michelle to Ambergris Today. “That will complete the six-curriculum program. On May 15th we are having a small party with the girls for their achievements and we will be handing out certificates and little present to all of them. Then, May 24th is the runway show to build empowerment. This is the last activity with the girls who are very excited as most of them have never done a show like that.”
Ambergris Today congratulates Michelle Nuñez for making a difference in her community and showing that being a beauty queen is more than an image. We invite the entire community to support her fundraising activities that, not only benefit the young ladies participating in the S.H.I.N.E. program, but also have a great impact on the island community.
SHINE group gets a lesson in drugs and alcohol
Shine workshop on good decision making and communication skills
Matching bracelets encourage show of friendship, support and unity